Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
governor chris christie of new jersey on the tour. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says he turned down the president's request for a tour of new york city saying the recovery efforts are simply too great to accommodate a tour at this point. >>> in our region public transportation returns to normal today. manassas park city schools are closed but most other school systems will be back open, although quite a few have announced delayed openings. for the latest weather-related closures and delays, just log on to our website. it's wusa9.com. or watch the crawl at the bottom of your screen. >>> here now the latest power outages numbers. pepco 1,690 outages. dominion power more than 23,000. bge more than 87,000. potomac edison more than 36,000 outages in maryland and an additional 94,000 outages across west virginia. smeco more than 200. novec re than 3,000. >>> matt is happily here with us this morning. see the smile on his face. mike is still trying to find his voice. monika is here. she's going to have timesaver traffic and tell us if that situation on the beltway is improving.
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
sandy -- see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they say were homes destroyed and streets still underwater. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today. as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare, without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there are some good news -- there's some good news, subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: ma